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#137 Notepad++ launches shrunk (top left) & set to further most back window every time?

v1.0_(example)
open
nobody
5
2014-03-18
2013-07-06
Jarmezrocks
No

Hi,

I am not too much about whinging and complaining about things, but I understand that you guys want to maintain a sharp product too and if no one says anything it doesn't get addressed either. Anyway for quite sometime now, Notepad++ acts very odd when opening a file from the right click context menu to edit it. Say any normal script or what ever, extension is irrelevant. Basically what happens is that it shrinks to the tiniest size that the Window can make and jumps to the top left hand corner of the screen. Also if I have other Windows open such as internet browser or what ever it sets its self to the further most back Window? Basically it constantly disappears on me. I have learn to work around it by clicking the show desktop button in the bottom right hand corner (Windows 7 Ultimate x64bit). I then click the Notepad from the status bar and it launches (still shrunk) and I have to drag to resize the Window. Right clicking the exe and choosing it's properties to launch maximised makes no difference. Right clicking any of the desktop/taskbar links and setting the same also still has no affect on this behavior?
My only work around that actually does what I want is that I have created my own binary/exe file from AutoIT that forces Notepad++ to run maximised (ignore the new instance and nosession arguments, they are a personal preference of mine):
I have attached a screenshot for reference. Note this happens with every file. This has happened for a quite awhile now spanning a few versions. This has also been on a fresh Windows 7 install as well - Notepad++ seems to be one of the first things I install on a fresh system ;)

$Title = "NotepadNewInst"

include <File.au3>

NoTrayIcon

Func NotepadNewInst()
Local $path=(@ScriptDir &'\')
Run('notepad++.exe -multiInst -nosession ', $path, @SW_MAXIMIZE)
Exit
EndFunc ;==>NotepadNewInst()
NotepadNewInst()

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  • Misterd
    Misterd
    2014-03-12

    This might just be Windows bug. I have this happen to me with Wise Package Studio in Windows XP. This barely ever happens now on Windows 7.

     
    • Jarmezrocks
      Jarmezrocks
      2014-03-19

      I doubt this is a Windows issue. This seems to be fixed in version 6.55
      however the installer is completely bungled so I recommend installing 5.9
      (back when the installer worked correctly and registered the binaries
      correctly in 64bit Windows) and then dumping the 6.55 binaries inside the
      Program Files (x86) directory. The 6.55 files don't have this bug at all
      but the installer doesn't work for me for some reason? Have yet to try
      version 6.55 on a 32Bit machine though so can't confirm if this is specific
      to Windows 7 or only Windows 64bit? The installer issue (not related to
      this topic) is a problem on both Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008R2 for me.

      On 13 March 2014 07:30, Misterd misterd2@users.sf.net wrote:

      This might just be Windows bug. I have this happen to me with Wise Package
      Studio in Windows XP. This barely ever happens now on Windows 7.


      Status: open
      Group: v1.0_(example)
      Labels: shrinks to top left
      Created: Sat Jul 06, 2013 04:26 PM UTC by Jarmezrocks
      Last Updated: Sat Jul 06, 2013 04:26 PM UTC
      Owner: nobody

      Hi,

      I am not too much about whinging and complaining about things, but I
      understand that you guys want to maintain a sharp product too and if no one
      says anything it doesn't get addressed either. Anyway for quite sometime
      now, Notepad++ acts very odd when opening a file from the right click
      context menu to edit it. Say any normal script or what ever, extension is
      irrelevant. Basically what happens is that it shrinks to the tiniest size
      that the Window can make and jumps to the top left hand corner of the
      screen. Also if I have other Windows open such as internet browser or what
      ever it sets its self to the further most back Window? Basically it
      constantly disappears on me. I have learn to work around it by clicking the
      show desktop button in the bottom right hand corner (Windows 7 Ultimate
      x64bit). I then click the Notepad from the status bar and it launches
      (still shrunk) and I have to drag to resize the Window. Right clicking the
      exe and choosing it's properties to launch maximised makes no difference.
      Right clicking any of the desktop/taskbar links and setting the same also
      still has no affect on this behavior?
      My only work around that actually does what I want is that I have created
      my own binary/exe file from AutoIT that forces Notepad++ to run maximised
      (ignore the new instance and nosession arguments, they are a personal
      preference of mine):
      I have attached a screenshot for reference. Note this happens with every
      file. This has happened for a quite awhile now spanning a few versions.
      This has also been on a fresh Windows 7 install as well - Notepad++ seems
      to be one of the first things I install on a fresh system ;)

      $Title = "NotepadNewInst"
      include NoTrayIcon

      Func NotepadNewInst()
      Local $path=(@ScriptDir &'\')
      Run('notepad++.exe -multiInst -nosession ', $path, @SW_MAXIMIZE)
      Exit
      EndFunc ;==>NotepadNewInst()
      NotepadNewInst()


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  • robert
    robert
    2014-03-18

    This seems to be some issue with the context menu: I have the same effect with copy or paste from the context menu, ctrl+c/v or using the menu bar does not trigger this.

    OS: Win7 64bit ultimate

     
    • Jarmezrocks
      Jarmezrocks
      2014-03-19

      Hi Robert,

      This doesn't seem to be as much of an issue with the later versions of
      Notepad++ that I have been using, although I have progressed forward to the
      more beta versions and not just the stable release. A note here: The latest
      beta version installer is completely stuffed and registers everything
      completely wrong in the Windows registry....my recommendation is to install
      the latest stable release and then download the zip of the latest beta and
      drop it in the same location (paste over the top of the current install in
      C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\ Or you can fix the bungled CSLID
      registry that is missing a slash \ in the installer but it it much easier
      just to download the latest as a zip and paste it. Either that or I am
      happy to email you a single exe you can drop inside the same directory that
      is a compiled version of the code in the script I originally posted
      alternatively you can download AutoIT your self copy the code I posted
      simply compile it your self ;-) Either way I hope this helps you or anyone
      else who comes on here seeking a fix for the same issue.

      James

      On 18 March 2014 23:24, robert robert-do@users.sf.net wrote:

      This seems to be some issue with the context menu: I have the same effect
      with copy or paste from the context menu, ctrl+c/v or using the menu bar
      does not trigger this.

      OS: Win7 64bit ultimate

      Status: open
      Group: v1.0_(example)
      Labels: shrinks to top left
      Created: Sat Jul 06, 2013 04:26 PM UTC by Jarmezrocks
      Last Updated: Wed Mar 12, 2014 09:30 PM UTC
      Owner: nobody

      Hi,

      I am not too much about whinging and complaining about things, but I
      understand that you guys want to maintain a sharp product too and if no one
      says anything it doesn't get addressed either. Anyway for quite sometime
      now, Notepad++ acts very odd when opening a file from the right click
      context menu to edit it. Say any normal script or what ever, extension is
      irrelevant. Basically what happens is that it shrinks to the tiniest size
      that the Window can make and jumps to the top left hand corner of the
      screen. Also if I have other Windows open such as internet browser or what
      ever it sets its self to the further most back Window? Basically it
      constantly disappears on me. I have learn to work around it by clicking the
      show desktop button in the bottom right hand corner (Windows 7 Ultimate
      x64bit). I then click the Notepad from the status bar and it launches
      (still shrunk) and I have to drag to resize the Window. Right clicking the
      exe and choosing it's properties to launch maximised makes no difference.
      Right clicking any of the desktop/taskbar links and setting the same also
      still has no affect on this behavior?
      My only work around that actually does what I want is that I have created
      my own binary/exe file from AutoIT that forces Notepad++ to run maximised
      (ignore the new instance and nosession arguments, they are a personal
      preference of mine):
      I have attached a screenshot for reference. Note this happens with every
      file. This has happened for a quite awhile now spanning a few versions.
      This has also been on a fresh Windows 7 install as well - Notepad++ seems
      to be one of the first things I install on a fresh system ;)

      $Title = "NotepadNewInst"
      include NoTrayIcon

      Func NotepadNewInst()
      Local $path=(@ScriptDir &'\')
      Run('notepad++.exe -multiInst -nosession ', $path, @SW_MAXIMIZE)
      Exit
      EndFunc ;==>NotepadNewInst()
      NotepadNewInst()


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